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Advent 2017 Liturgies

by Anna Muir

Even in the face of poverty, injustice and disaster, hope, love, peace and joy find a way. Inspired by God’s promise of abundant life, we are responding to God’s call to care for the poor, sick and vulnerable. We are responding to restore human dignity, ease the pain of want and promote community cooperation. As […]

Room at the Table: World Food Day 2017

by Anna Muir

This year has seen the largest humanitarian crisis since the UN formed in 1945—20 million people from South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria and Yemen trapped in a severe hunger crisis, and in some cases famine. In Nepal, Bangladesh and the Caribbean, recent powerful storms have devastated entire communities, destroyed agricultural land and uprooted families, threatening their […]

May 21: Global Day of Prayer to End Famine

by Karen Bokma

On Sunday May 21, churches around the world are joining together for the Global Day of Prayer to End Famine. On that day, people of faith around the world will be praying for the 20 million people across South Sudan, Yemen, Nigeria and Somalia currently suffering from severe hunger, and in some cases, famine. The […]

2017 PWS&D Worship Resource

by Anna Muir

“He put before them another parable: ‘The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in his field; it is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it is the greatest of shrubs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make […]

Mark Your Calendars – PWS&D Sunday is February 5, 2017

by Anna Muir

On PWS&D Sunday, we remember the work our church is doing to uphold God’s promise of abundant life for all by serving vulnerable communities across the globe. Through programs in community development and emergency relief, together, we are making a difference! Make February 5 a day to reflect on those who continue to struggle for […]

Hunger for Justice: World Food Day 2016

by Anna Muir

Here in Canada, despite a summer of hot temperatures and little rain, most of us will still enjoy an abundant supply of food with family and friends this autumn. It is a different story for many subsistence farmers living in parts of the global south, where changing weather patterns—triggering drought or flooding—and the rising cost […]

From Hope to Harvest: World Food Day 2015

by Anna Muir

As autumn approaches, many of us will be preparing to harvest crops, enjoy meals with our families and give thanks for God’s abundant gifts. However, in many parts of the world, heavy rains, drought and the rising cost of seeds make it difficult for small-scale farmers to grow enough food to meet their nutritional needs […]

Creation Covenant – Earth Day 2015

by Karen Bokma

April 22, 2015 is Earth Day. It is a day to celebrate God’s creation—from the seemingly common natural miracles that occur everyday to the uniqueness of our planet and its incredible biodiversity. Earth Day is also a time to reflect on those who work the land every day to sustain their families. Small-scale farmers in […]

Enough for All: Thanksgiving & World Food Day

by Karen Bokma

October 13 is Thanksgiving Day. October 16 is World Food Day – a day designated to increase awareness of world hunger and poverty, and to inspire solutions for change. The season of autumn provides a time to reflect on the ways that we have been blessed, and to give thanks for all of God’s good […]

2014-15 Worship Resource: We Respond

by Karen Bokma

This sermon, written by The Rev. Dr. Sarah Travis, draws parallels between the dangerous Egypt baby Moses was born into and the situations faced by vulnerable people around the world today.